Hotel Granduca Austin Begins Construction
Thursday April 10th, 2014 - 10:07AM GK
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AUSTIN, TX—Construction will begin on Hotel Granduca Austin, a 194-room luxury hotel located here, scheduled for completion in late 2015.
The hotel is a joint venture between Houston-based Interfin Companies LP and Riverside Resources of Austin. Riverside Resources is also developing a seven-story office building and associated parking garage in conjunction with the hotel.
The hotel is based on Houston developer Giorgio Borlenghi's vision of old-world Italian sophistication and modern luxury similar in style to the original Hotel Granduca in Houston. The hotel’s design will present the “classical grace” of a private Tuscan villa, according to Interfin Companies LP.
"With Hotel Granduca Austin I want to bring a unique, exclusive, residential style to the Austin hospitality market, " said Giorgio Borlenghi, President of Interfin. "And, of course, it has to be Italian."
The Hotel Granduca in Houston is a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World," a designation that will be sought for the Hotel Granduca Austin as well. Hotel Granduca Austin will also feature northern Italian cuisine similar to the Houston Hotel Granduca's Ristorante Cavour.
"Like our Houston location, it will be a private sanctuary for everyone from elite clientele and celebrities to business leaders whether they are visiting the restaurant and bar, utilizing our conference rooms and event spaces or enjoying a morning cappuccino overlooking the area vistas,” said Borlenghi.
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